September 2014 Blog Posts (16)

Clinical Psychology and Disability Studies:

This new paper may be of interest. . . 

Purpose: Clinical psychology and disability studies have traditionally occupied very different academic, philosophical and political spaces. However, this paper aims to illustrate the positive consequences and implications of attempts to understand and bridge this disciplinary divide. 

Method: A narrative review format was used with evidence selected pragmatically as opposed to systematically. The construction of the argument determined…

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Added by Jill Anderson on September 30, 2014 at 16:00 — No Comments

Journal of Narrative Politics

Journal of Narrative Politics is an interdisciplinary journal rooted in the study of global politics that explores narrative voice in academic research, writing, and pedagogy, and in the diverse expressions of non-academic communities and social formations. Normatively committed to human dignity, fairness, and peace, Journal of Narrative Politics aims to imagine futures free from colonial, racial, gendered, and economic violences. As a result, Journal…

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Added by Jill Anderson on September 29, 2014 at 15:54 — No Comments

Self harm: parents' experiences

New module from healthtalkonline. 

In this section you can find out about the experiences of parents and other family members of young people who self-harm by seeing and hearing them share their personal stories on film. Our researchers travelled all around the UK to talk to 39 people in their own homes. Find out what people said about issues such as why young people self-harm, discovering that a young person is self-harming, how they helped their young person, living with…

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Added by Jill Anderson on September 24, 2014 at 21:31 — No Comments

Narratives of Art Practice and Mental Wellbeing: Reparation & Connection

Just to alert you all to a book coming out in October by Routledge.

It is based on a series of projects in which mental health service users spoke at length about their production and engagement with visual art. One of the projects was the 'Thou Art' study and film that some of you may be familiar with. The book foregrounds their voice and journeys, and an overview can be seen by clicking the link below.…

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Added by Olivia Sagan on September 23, 2014 at 13:50 — 1 Comment

UCLAN One in Four film festival

6-10 October 2014

The One in Four Film Festival 2014 is a week-long free event featuring films which explore the effects of mental ill health upon individuals, communities and families. The aim of the Festival is to raise awareness of and stamp out the stigma associated with mental ill health. The Festival is sponsored by theSchool of Health.



Every evening a film that explores mental health is shown at 7pm, the film is introduced by the person who has nominated the film…

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Added by Jill Anderson on September 16, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments

Psychology and Psychiatry: Bridging the Gap

Special issue of Clinical Psychology Forum. 

Read it in full here.

Added by Jill Anderson on September 14, 2014 at 20:58 — No Comments

A straight-talking introduction to psychiatric diagnosis: new book

Lucy Johnstone asks 'Do you still need your psychiatric diagnosis?' This book will help you to decide. A revolution is underway in mental health. If the authors of the diagnostic manuals are admitting that psychiatric diagnoses are not supported by evidence, then no one should be forced to accept them. If many mental health workers are openly questioning diagnosis and saying we need a different and better system, then service users and carers should be allowed to do so too. This book is…

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Added by Jill Anderson on September 13, 2014 at 18:44 — No Comments

Creating Alternatives to the Medical Model

Article written by Tamasin Knight, based on her Winston Churchill Foundation trip to the US last year. 

Read it here.

Added by Jill Anderson on September 13, 2014 at 7:00 — No Comments

Mad Studies Stream web page

Set of web pages, bringing together materials from the historic mad studies stream at the Disability Studies Conference in Lancaster in September 2014.
Visit site: http://madstudies2014.wordpress.com

Added by Jill Anderson on September 12, 2014 at 13:58 — No Comments

Update to MH Online Resource Map

Hi all,

Just letting you know that I have made some updates to the MH Online Resource Map so please use the latest version:

MentalHealthOnline%20Resources.pdf

Thanks

Sharon

Added by Sharon Rankin on September 12, 2014 at 13:37 — No Comments

The Glasgow Madness Solidarity Network

The Glasgow Madness Solidarity Network: an introduction…

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Added by Jill Anderson on September 10, 2014 at 8:34 — No Comments

Prevention of Suicide Training: request for information on what is taught to mental health nurses.

I am running Prevention of Suicide Training in the NHS Trusts.  I am interested in know how the this is taught both from an theoretical and skills perspective within the degree curriculum.  I am particularly interested in how staff in mental health units are prepared to support service users on discharge from hospital. Anything on the development and implementation of safety plans would be of interest.  Contact Fiona Cassells: fionacassells@me.com

Added by Jill Anderson on September 9, 2014 at 8:26 — No Comments

Call for Papers on Mad Studies: Special issue of the Journal Intersectionalities

The special issue Mad Studies: Intersections with Disability Studies, Social Work and ‘Mental Health’aims for an  interdisciplinary – or ‘in/disciplinary’ - collection of articles that will demonstrate the relationship and contribution of Mad Studies to other related fields of study.



Questions that we would in particularly like to explore include, but are not limited to:

  •  How has the project of Mad Studies been taken up both in and outside of Canada in…
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Added by Jill Anderson on September 9, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments

Social Approaches to Voice Hearing: A Lived Experience Perspective

The traditional approach to working with voice hearers focusses upon inabilities and deficits, rather than individuals’ inherent ability to understand and cope with their voices and other experiences. This course is grounded on acceptance of lived experiences of voice hearing. Participants will be taught to employ the Maastricht Interview, an assessment tool developed by Dr Sandra Escher and Professor Marius Romme, which provides a…
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Added by Jill Anderson on September 4, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

Online Mental Health Resources

Dear Members,

I have put together a list of online resources which you may find useful - I have included MHHE too

Mental%20Health4%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20Online%20Resources.pdf

Added by Sharon Rankin on September 2, 2014 at 15:04 — 1 Comment

Working for disability equality in higher education - the global perspective: call for proposals

Working for disability equality in Higher Education -the global perspective: July, 20-24, 2015 - Manchester, UK.



Proposals due 10/31/2014.



NADP-UK International Conference 2015



The National Association of Disability Practitioners International Conference –‘Working for disability equality in Higher Education – the global perspective’ will be taking place in Manchester from 20th –…

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Added by Jill Anderson on September 1, 2014 at 8:19 — No Comments

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A New Vision for Mental Health

Posted by Jill Anderson on September 20, 2017 at 19:30 0 Comments

Have you ever wondered what mental healthcare would look like if, knowing what we know today, it could be redesigned from scratch?

A New Vision for Mental Health aims to both explore and suggest various answers to this question. It also aims to challenge each of the mental health professions to engage constructively with the wider…

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The Future of the Mental Health Workforce - new report.

Posted by Jill Anderson on September 19, 2017 at 9:26 0 Comments

Centre for Mental Health was commissioned by the NHS Confederation Mental Health Network to explore what the mental health workforce of the future should look like. This report presents the key findings from a review of: • The current workforce in specialist, NHS funded mental health services in England; • Current policy and its impact on the future workforce; • The views of people who work in and use mental health services, obtained through a series of consultation events and roundt able…

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Critical Values Based Practice Network: bite-size summaries of mental health research theory & practice implications

Posted by Jill Anderson on September 15, 2017 at 17:54 0 Comments

The critical values based practice network comprises of practitioners and academics from the statutory, private and voluntary sector working within mental health. 

Clinical Psychology Bite-Size - hosted on its website - aims to provide short and readable summaries of mental health research, theory and implications for practice. Each Bite-Size takes a critical perspective to concepts and theories of mental distress, with a particular emphasis on…

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Critical Values Based Practice Network: bite-size summaries of mental health research theory & practice implications

Posted by Jill Anderson on September 15, 2017 at 17:54 0 Comments

The critical values based practice network comprises of practitioners and academics from the statutory, private and voluntary sector working within mental health. 

Clinical Psychology Bite-Size - hosted on its website - aims to provide short and readable summaries of mental health research, theory and implications for practice. Each Bite-Size takes a critical perspective to concepts and theories of mental distress, with a particular emphasis on…

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Mad Positive in the Academy: three short films

Posted by Jill Anderson on September 4, 2017 at 17:30 0 Comments

'In May 2012, the School of Disability Studies at Ryerson hosted an event entitled: Mad Positive in the Academy. This event brought engaged academics and community activists from four projects into dialogue about mad positive practices located at the intersection of mental health, formal education and social movements.

From 19 filmed interviews and roughly 7 hours of footage, we have created three short videos, or ‘web docs’ that discuss: what is means to be mad positive in the…

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Not by degrees: Improving student mental health in the UK's universities

Posted by Jill Anderson on September 4, 2017 at 16:30 0 Comments

How well are the UK’s universities equipped to meet the challenge posed by students’ mental health and wellbeing needs?  On the one hand, there is a growing public narrative suggesting a ‘crisis’ in students’ mental health, with frequent stories of long delays in accessing counselling, and tragic reports of student suicides. On the other, young people today are often accused of being ‘snowflakes’ unable to cope with ordinary life events. What these narratives are likely to conceal, though,…

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Outside Mental Health: Voices and Visions of Madness - free e-book

Posted by Jill Anderson on September 4, 2017 at 11:00 0 Comments

Outside Mental Health: Voices and Visions of Madness reveals the human side of mental illness. In this remarkable collection of interviews and essays, therapist, Madness Radio host, and schizophrenia survivor Will Hall asks, “What does it mean to be called crazy in a crazy world?”

More than 60 voices of psychiatric patients, scientists, journalists, doctors, activists, and artists create a vital new conversation about empowering the human…

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Physical health in mental illness: learning resource

Posted by Jill Anderson on September 1, 2017 at 20:47 0 Comments

'People with a mental illness are more likely to have a preventable physical condition such as cardiovascular disease, and to die earlier than the rest of the population. Nurses working in all settings can work with these people to improve their outcomes.



The Royal College of Nursing’s Mental Health forum steering group has collaborated with the charity, the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust to create this resource for nurses. Dr Sheila Hardy is a dual trained nurse who researched…

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Surviving schizophrenia - video

Posted by Jill Anderson on September 1, 2017 at 16:35 0 Comments

Elyn Saks, Debra Lampshire and Paris Williams are all world experts on mental health. They’re using their personal experiences and working in their respective fields to debunk the myths and stigma surrounding schizophrenia.

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Step Change - new framework for universities to help improve student mental health​

Posted by Jill Anderson on September 1, 2017 at 16:08 0 Comments

A new framework has been published by Universities UK.  It aims to help improve the mental health and wellbeing of students in UK higher education institutions.

Step change​  is one strand of UUK's  programme of work to enhance the mental health and wellbeing of all those who learn and work in higher education.  It aims to support university leaders to help embed good mental…

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